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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%

Published 22-10-2021, 01:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.34%

Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 added 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which rose 4.98% or 450.0 points to trade at 9480.0 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) added 4.40% or 2140.0 points to end at 50750.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T:5631) was up 2.46% or 80.0 points to 3335.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707), which lost 8.84% or 310.0 points to trade at 3195.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T:4689) declined 4.40% or 30.5 points to end at 663.1 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541) shed 4.05% or 87.0 points to 2060.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1829 to 1641 and 278 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.04% or 0.03 to $82.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.12% or 0.10 to hit $84.51 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.59% or 10.55 to trade at $1792.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.03, while EUR/JPY rose 0.26% to 132.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.612.

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